When the President speaks before military audiences, he encourages the troops and reassures them that they're serving a worthy cause. Now Rowan Scarborough reports that Harry Reid's office is urging Senate Democrats to plan their own events:
• "Hold a town hall meeting with state officials and a local National Guard unit at their armory to discuss the security impact of long deployments. ... Ask National Guard members to offer input on how security and disaster response at home is compromised by long deployments."Nice, huh?
• "Work with [veterans] organizations ... to find recently returned Iraq and Afghanistan veterans willing to discuss the mental effects they or their fellow veterans have experienced."